What are ceilidh instruments?

When asked ‘what are ceilidh instruments?’ there are lots of different answers but on a practical level here are some of the instruments we have played at Ceilidhs – melodeon, fiddle ,whistle, recorder, Highland bagpipes, keyboard, whistle, recorder, hurdy-gurdy, border half long bagpipes, guitar, djembe, darabouka, snare drum, bass guitar, hammer dulcimer, mandolin, flutes, banjo, bouzuki the list is endless really – these are just some of the instruments we play in The Hessle Ceilidh Band.

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So remember if you are planning a wedding. party or good old fashioned Yorkshire knees up – ring Quentin on 07877434739. and we can book a date in the diary.

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A Reet Yorkshire Ceilidh for Family Celebrations

Here we have a rather lovely set of images from a very special silver wedding celebration in Kirkella. The photos were taken by award winning photographer Rich Dufy-Howard they give an insight into the fun, excitement and energy a Hessle Ceilidh Band performance generates – at the bottom of the post you can read the thank you letter we received after the gig. You can see more of Rich’s work at richarddh.com 

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Dear All in the Hessle Ceilidh Band, Thank you so much for the excellent entertainment you provided for our Silver Wedding celebration. Everyone had such an enjoyable evening. We were very impressed by your musical ability and the calling for the dances was very clear. The dances were a good mix suitable for young and older guests, from being swung round in a basket to a more sedate pat-a-cake polka! Many of our guests commented on how much fun the evening was and I would thoroughly recommend you to anyone who wants a lively and entertaining party. Best wishes, Suzanne To book the Hessle Ceilidh Band email hessleceilidhband@yahoo.co.uk or ring Quentin on 07877434739.